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FREEDOM TO LIVE : JANUARY 9, 2013 : RACHEL MEULER & JOEY! @ ACNY

Rachel Meuler_Joseph Karwacki

FREEDOM TO LIVE
Opening reception: January 9, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Address: 220 36th street, suite B-515, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Two blocks from the 36th street N,R, and D trains (second stop in Brooklyn)

“Freedom to Live” proposes a parallel journey by drawing from current cultural oracles of video games, genetic engineering, evolutionary anomalies, and sci-fi to present an array of monsters and hybrids. These depictions raise questions about the possibility of a contemporary hero as interpreted by the art world. “Freedom to Live” will combine the 8-bit pixilated terrain of early video games and mythologist Joseph Campbell’s illustration of the hero’s journey into a “game board” on the gallery walls. While Meuler and Karwacki aim to recontextualize this journey through collaborative works, the viewer is also encouraged to develop his or her own hero’s path.

We hope to see you there, adventure awaits you!
For all of you who are not in the NYC area or can’t make it out, stay tuned. We will be posting (via instagram, facebook [Rachel Meuler & Art Connects New York], and twitter) live feed from the event. All works for sale ranging from 25 to 1500 dollars.

p.s. During our live feed we will be releasing images of a limited edition of 25 collaborative pieces, each 4 x 5 inches at 50 dollars a piece. These select pieces will be available online as well as in the gallery so stake your claim and grab a piece of the adventure!

www.artconnectsnewyork.org
www.rachelmeuler.com
www.josephkarwacki.com

GEORGE HUGNET : THE LOVE LIFE OF THE SPUMIFERS




At the opening of George Hugnet’s The Love Life of the Spumifers at UBU Gallery last night, an older gentleman made a comment to my friend and I that ‘nothing changes – beauty stays the same from age to age.’ While that comment has provided fodder to many fiery debates, it cuts to the heart of what Hugnet offers us: Damsels, Demons, and Sex. These images activate our intrinsic fascination with beauty and the grotesque, and more specifically, our desire to see the fusion of the two.

November 16, 2011 – January 28, 2012

UBU GALLERY 416 EAST 59 STREET NEW YORK NY 10022 T:212 753 4444 F:212 753 4470 E:INFO@UBUGALLERY.COM


All images © ADAGP & Myrtille Hugnet

WALTON FORD

“At first glance, Walton Ford’s large-scale, highly-detailed watercolors of animals may recall the prints of 19th century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear, and others of the colonial era. But a closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the ‘operatic’ nature of traditional natural history themes. The beasts and birds populating this contemporary artist’s life-size paintings are never mere objects, but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles: a wild turkey crushes a small parrot in its claw; a troupe of monkeys wreak havoc on a formal dinner table, an American buffalo is surrounded by bloodied white wolves. The book’s title derives from The Pancha Tantra, an ancient Indian book of animal tales considered the precursor to Aesop’s Fables.” – Taschen Books